North Central College - Naperville, IL

Wolf publishes essay on all-star baseball player

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Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German

Gregory H. Wolf, professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and recently published a 5,000-word essay on Claude Osteen, an all-star pitcher in the 1960s and 1970s in conjunction with SABR’s Baseball Biography Project. The SABR was founded in 1971 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  

As a member of SABR’s oral history committee, Wolf conducted two in-depth interviews (approximately two hours each) with Osteen and Vern Law (former pitcher of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1950s and 1960s). These interviews are archived in the players’ files at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and its A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center in Cooperstown, NY, as well as SABR’s extensive research library in Phoenix.

Wolf joined North Central College’s faculty in 2005 and received tenure in May 2011. He earned his B.A. from The University of the South and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

09-23-2011